Cellular decision making

Prof Alexander Bershadsky and Dr Tee Yee Han discover that cytoskeletal dynamics establish left-right asymmetry in cells

Surfaces change cell behaviour

Cyclic stretching of the supporting layer provides an essential mechanical stimulus for cell spreading and growth on soft surfaces.

Clustering drives formation of subcellular morphogen gradients

A/Prof Tim Saunders describes a new theoretical model of cluster-mediated concentration gradient formation.

Sealing the gaps

Epithelial cells surrounding a non-adherent gap exert directional forces to enhance purse-string contraction mediated closure.

Superresolution imaging of E-cadherin

A/Profs Ronen Zaidel-Bar and Tony Kanchanawong and MBI grad student Wu Yao use superresolution microscopy to image the nanoscale building blocks of adherens junctions.

Epithelial tube contraction

A/Prof Ronen Zaidel-Bar and MBI graduate student Pei Yi Tan identify a novel mechanosensitve regulation of epithelial tube contraction